Happy Father's Day: A Tribute To Dads Who Are Simply Out Of This World

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Happy Father's Day: A Tribute To Dads Who Are Simply Out Of This World

STORY: Sim Ding En
17 June 2022
Image: Sim Ding En

I gave my dad a $100 ang pow and said: "Pa, buy yourself something that will make your life easier." So he went out and bought a present for my mum.

Dads are the greatest, and here on Wonderwall.sg, we've had more than our fair share of father-figure features. So, to commemorate Father's Day, here's a round-up of some of the coolest and most inspiring patriarchs on this Little Red Dot. Dad jokes not included. Promise.

Happy Father's Day!

PHOTOS: INSTAGRAM/@DEFENCEPIONEERSG AND FACEBOOK/@THESINGAPOREARMY

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Screenshots: TIKTOK/@andreanotykii, @speishi_, @faith.0ng

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Photos courtesy of Jason Lee

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Jason Lee - entrepreneur, father of four, and “The Perfume Man” on Instagram – is the man behind SIX, an artisanal fragrance label that launched in 2016. Its mission: to promote mental wellness through the sense of smell. His fatherly advice to his kids should they decide to follow in his footsteps: "Find your purpose and manifest it in your works. Remember to give back. And giving back is not just about making a donation, it is about making a difference."


Photos: Facebook/@cheahwilfred and Instagram/@ashleyliewchiro

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Had enough of people humble-bragging on social media? Find respite in this list of people who have legit bragging rights for having dads that are legit cool, inspiring, aww and awesome. We're talking about a Reddit user who proudly posted about his father's stunning miniature-model skills, and a national marathoner who not only works out with his dad but served in the same unit during their respective NS stints.


Photos: Instagram/@shabirmusic, @alyphland and @gohmingwei

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PHOTOS: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT): FACEBOOK/@THERSAF, INSTAGRAM/@AMIRKHANMMA, @SHABIRMUSIC, @KWAKSEONGHOON, @THEPERFECTFATHER

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TAGS: Father's Day , Family Matters , Occasions , Cool Characters , Inspiring Singaporeans
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